Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ask Google "why so many teen girls named sydney"

From the latest Inside DSISD Newsletter:
Thirteen DSHS track athletes posted regional-qualifying performances in 12 events at the area meet April 19; the Regional Meet will be held on April 28-29 at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio.

For the girls' team, four athletes won their respective events to capture area titles. Sydney Cole won both the 800 Meters and the 1,600 Meters. Avery Kalsu won the 400 Meters and was part of the third-place 4x400-Meter Relay team. Hannah Biggs won the 100-Meter Hurdles. Other members of the third-place relay team were: Sydney Burtch, Kyndall Womack, and Frankie Lord. Also placing third were Sydney Loveless in the Triple Jump and Lightsey Puryear in the 300-Meter Hurdles.

So I say to myself “That’s a whole lot of Sydneys on the track team!  Why are there so many?”  Well, I asked Google about it and this is what I found out:
A few facts about the girl's name Sydney:
·  Records indicate that 152,690 girls in the United States have been named Sydney since 1880.
·  The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 10,238 people in the U.S. were given the name Sydney. Those people are now 17 years old.
Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Sydney
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Sydney in the U.S. since 1880.

The Social Security Administration has compiled a list of the most popular names of every decade.  For the decade of 2000 to 2009 (because 2010 is the start of another decade) Sydney is the 28th most popular with 76,411 girls named that.  Oddly enough, Natalie is 21st with 95,028!  Wow!  I made the top 25!! Natalia is at 133 with 25,502!  Giselle is at 176 with 19,711 and Paul is at 130 with 30,884.

So I still don’t know why people named their daughters Sydney but I do now know why it seems like there are so many of them!